Western Railway: News

14 May 2024


Video of near-stampede at Thane station amid duststorm goes viral

A severe storm that hit Mumbai on Monday led to significant delays in local train services and caused a near-stampede situation at Thane Railway Station.

Train shooting: Accused RPF cop's colleague recounts horrific incident

Chetan Singh, a Railway Protection Force (RFP) constable—accused of shooting dead his senior and three passengers aboard a Jaipur-Mumbai train—was allegedly unwell and probably opened fire out of anger.

08 Aug 2022

Indian Railways

Western Railway announces special trains for 'Raksha Bandhan' rush

The Western Railway has announced six special trains to cater to passengers during the upcoming festival of Raksha Bandhan.

24 Feb 2021

Mumbai Local Trains

Western Railway is facing a Rs. 5,000 crore loss: Details

The Western Railway is facing an annual revenue loss of about Rs. 5,000 crore due to the COVID-19 crisis which affected services and led to a drop in the number of train travelers, a senior official from Western Railway has said.

11 Feb 2021


Coach of moving train gets detached in Mumbai, traffic hit

A coach of the speeding Bandra Terminus-Ramnagar Express got detached from the train near Jogeshwari station on Thursday morning, delaying local and long-distance trains on the western line during peak hours. "No passenger was injured in the incident," officials said.

29 Jan 2021


Maharashtra government nod for resuming train services from February 1

The Maharashtra government on Friday approved the resumption of suburban train services in Mumbai for the general public from February 1, a state official said.

04 Aug 2020


Mumbai rains: Red alert issued, trains affected, offices shut

Already battered by coronavirus pandemic, Mumbai on Tuesday woke up to severe water-logging and heavy rains, that threw normal life out of gear.

15 Jun 2020


Mumbai: Local trains resume services, but strictly for essential staff

Shut since March 23, two days before a nationwide lockdown was enforced to contain the transmission of coronavirus, some Mumbai local trains resumed services today, but only to ferry those involved in essential works.

23 May 2020


UP-bound Shramik train carrying migrants ends up in Odisha

A Shramik Special train ferrying passengers from Maharashtra to Uttar Pradesh landed up in Odisha on Friday, leaving passengers confused.

20 May 2020

West Bengal

Bihar plans to bring over 20 lakh migrant workers home

Slammed by migrant workers for abandoning them to fend for themselves, the Bihar government on Tuesday said it will be bringing over 20 lakh migrants to the state over the next few days.

19 Jan 2020


Falling panels, glitchy screens mar Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas's first commercial run

The much-anticipated Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas Express took its first commercial run on Sunday, two days after its inaugural run.

20 Jun 2019


Railways: How to book an entire train or train coach

In a bid to facilitate bulk bookings, the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) offers the facility of booking an entire train or train coach to its passengers.

13 Jun 2019


Cyclone Vayu changes course, won't hit Gujarat: Check updates here

Gujarat is bracing itself for Cyclone Vayu, which has now been categorized as 'very severe'.

15 Mar 2019


Soon, watch free movies and shows in Mumbai local trains

Mumbai local rail network is considered an essential lifeline of the city.

15 Mar 2019


Bridge collapses, potholes and fires: Mumbai's infrastructure is crumbling

A normal evening turned tragic on Thursday after a portion of a bridge near CST in Mumbai collapsed, killing six people.

04 Mar 2019


Railway coach burnt to recreate Godhra incident for Modi's biopic

On Sunday morning, a railway coach was set on fire in Vadodara to recreate 2002's Godhra train burning incident for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's biopic, reports IE.

20 Feb 2019


'Tera Time Aayega': Western Railways does a Gully Boy-inspired rap

Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt's Gully Boy has been getting rave reviews since its release and has got everyone trying their hand at rapping.

31 Dec 2018


Indian Railways to build affordable capsule hotels at railway stations

In a bid to make passenger lodging more convenient and comfortable, the Indian Railways is planning to introduce capsule hotels at major railway stations, across the country.

26 Dec 2018


Good news for railway passengers, pod-hotel coming up near Mumbai-Central

In a bid to provide passengers the best lodging comfort, Indian Railways-owned IRCTC is planning to build a pod hotel near Mumbai Central station.

09 Nov 2018


Maharashtra: Traffic hit after two wagons of goods-train catches fire

Train traffic was hit in Maharashtra after two wagons of a goods train caught fire in Dahanu of Palghar district on Thursday night.

12 Oct 2018


Central Railway holds 1-day meet on Govt e-Marketplace

The Central Railway held a one-day meeting on the national mission on Government e-Marketplace (GeM) to get more sellers and buyers on board, an official said today.

05 Oct 2018

Indian Railways

Indian Railways lost Rs. 4,000cr over stolen linen, bed sheets

Linen and other items worth Rs. 2.5cr were stolen by passengers in trains run by the Western Railway in the last fiscal, an official said.

01 Oct 2018


Mumbai: Borivali station becomes blind-friendly; Braille-embossed railings installed

Mumbai's busy Borivali station has become "blind-friendly" with the installation of Braille-embossed railings and other facilities for visually-impaired people, a Western Railway (WR) official said today.

23 Sep 2018


Railways Ministry spent Rs. 13.46cr on inaugurations via video-conferencing: RTI

The Railways Ministry has spent Rs. 13.46cr on the inauguration of various rail projects and services via video conferencing between Nov'14 and Sep'17, according to a reply to an RTI query.

07 Sep 2018


Mumbai: 17 killed in mishaps on WR, CR rail divisions

Seventeen persons were killed Thursday in separate mishaps on Mumbai's suburban network of Western and Central Railways, the railway police said.

06 Sep 2018

Madhya Pradesh

MP: Railways to create infrastructure to preserve Patalpani-Kalakund rail line

The Railways today announced that it would create an infrastructure to preserve the British-era Patalpani-Kalakund meter gauge rail line which is part of Western Railway's Ratlam division in Madhya Pradesh.

15 Aug 2018

Indian Railways

Cleanest Indian Railways stations revealed: Full list here

Anyone who's traveled extensively by train will inevitably know that cleanliness isn't the Indian Railways' biggest forte.

07 Aug 2018


Received more 'good morning' forwards than complaints on helpline: Railways

A week ago, the Railways launched a number where people can send their complaints on WhatsApp.

26 Jul 2018


Mumbai: Rail worker dies on track, union cries foul

A worker on duty near railway tracks in Mumbai died, with a rail union alleging that he was hit by a commuter, a charge denied by the police.

24 Jul 2018


Lower Parel ROB closed: Chaos, crowd as common people inconvenienced

Agreeing to the suggestions put forth by an expert committee of IIT-Bombay, BMC and Western Railway, the pivotal Delise Bridge or Lower Parel ROB in Mumbai was closed down for repairs today morning.

22 Jul 2018


Delhi-Mumbai special-Rajdhani unable to maintain punctuality; run-time to be increased

Unable to maintain punctuality of Bandra Terminus-Hazrat Nizamuddin special Rajdhani introduced as a faster and cheaper premium option, Indian Railways is mulling increase in its run-time by an hour to make it stick to the schedule.

17 Jul 2018


Gujarat: 3,500 relocated due to incessant-rains; floods claim 2 lives

Two persons, including a schoolboy, drowned as incessant rains lashed several parts of Gujarat, including Saurashtra and southern regions.

13 Jul 2018


Mumbai: Woman slips while trying to board moving train, dies

A 50-year-old woman lost her life after she slipped into the gap between the train and a platform in Mumbai's Borivali station.

10 Jul 2018


Mumbai rains Day-4: Dabbawalas cancel services, WR trains suspended

As heavy rains continued to lash Mumbai this morning, several services were suspended, including the city's famous dabba service and the AC locals.

09 Jul 2018


Heavy rains in Mumbai: Schools shut; trains and buses delayed

Torrential monsoon rains lashed Mumbai and its neighboring areas, flooding streets, rail-tracks and crippling life in the city.

07 Jul 2018


Maharashtra: Railways awaiting govt nod to act against plastic-ban violators

Over two weeks after the Central Railways (CR) and the Western Railways (WR) authorities requested the Maharashtra Environment Ministry to authorize them to act against the plastic ban violators and penalize them, they are still waiting for a response, an official said today.

05 Jul 2018


Mumbai: Grant Road Bridge reopened a day after cracks seen

Tuesday was a bad day for Mumbai; within 16 hours, two city bridges faced infrastructural defect.

04 Jul 2018

Bridge Collapse

Andheri Bridge collapse: Who's at fault- BMC or Western Railways?

On Tuesday, Mumbai woke up to an overbridge collapse in Andheri which left five injured.

04 Jul 2018


Mumbai: After Andheri-bridge collapse, cracks found on Grant-Road station bridge

Cracks were found on a bridge at the Grant Road station in south Mumbai, hours after an over-bridge collapsed at a railway station in suburban Andheri, the city's civic body said today.

03 Jul 2018


Students who missed exams due to rain can reappear: MU

As heavy rains threw the normal life out of gear in Mumbai, University of Mumbai has announced that those who missed the examinations today can reappear later.

27 Jun 2018

Indian Railways

Western-Railway sees 220% rise in sale of mobile-tickets after campaign

The Western Railway today said it has witnessed a 220% rise in the sale of train tickets booked through UTS mobile ticketing application after a 10-day-long awareness drive held recently to promote the use of this app.

22 Jun 2018


AC stops working in Mumbai-local-train, commuters bring train to halt

Some commuters traveling by Mumbai's suburban AC train pulled the chain of Virar-Churchgate train on Friday, bringing the local to a halt at Andheri station after finding that the air-conditioning was not functioning.

02 Jun 2018


Western Railway's awareness drive on carrying excess luggage in trains

The Western Railway's Rajkot division is launching a 15-day-long drive to create awareness among passengers about carrying excess luggage in trains and penalty it attracts.

24 May 2018


Vadodara: Train launched in 1879 makes its final run

The historic passenger train running between Dabhoi and Chandod railway stations in Vadodara district today embarked on its last journey at its usual time at 8 am, to pave way for the conversion of narrow gauge line into broad gauge.

23 May 2018


Mumbai: Book local-train tickets via mobile app for 5% discount

In a bid to encourage commuters of Mumbai's suburban rail network to use UTS mobile ticketing app, the Railways has planned to give 5% discounts on tickets booked via their mobile app.

08 May 2018


125 new ATVMs in Western-Railways stations, relief for 36L commuters

Western Railway (WR) has decided to install 125 new ATVMs across its stations, which is set to bring a huge relief to smart-card holders.

05 May 2018


World's first 'ladies special train' by Western Railway completes 26-years

The first 'ladies special train' in the world, started between Churchgate and Borivali stations on the Western Railway (WR), will complete 26-years today.

04 May 2018


Delhi-Mumbai Special Rajdhani to have engines at both ends

For the first time in the Indian Railways, a passenger train - the Mumbai-Delhi Special Rajdhani - will have an engine at the front and at the rear, to save travel time.

03 May 2018


Western Railway's Rajkot-division recovers Rs. 1.48cr fine in one month

The Western Railway's Rajkot division recovered Rs. 1.48 crore fine last month from ticketless travelers and those carrying unbooked luggage or traveling in a higher class than that for which they had a pass or ticket.

26 Apr 2018


Mumbai: Porters crushed by train didn't hear warning-horn, say police

Two porters, who were mowed down by a Mumbai local train on Tuesday while trying to clear the body of a 66-year-old man off the tracks, couldn't hear the repeated honks blown by the Virar-bound train motorman, cops said today.

16 Apr 2018


After plastic ban, Mumbai to get 500 plastic bottle-crushing machines

To help citizens adapt to the recent plastic ban, BMC plans to install around 500 plastic bottle-crushing machines, which will be funded by corporates through CSR.

10 Apr 2018

Ravinder Bhakar

Nearly 40,000 passengers prosecuted for illegally traveling in Divyang coaches

The Western Railway (WR) last year prosecuted more than 39,600 passengers for illegally traveling in suburban train coaches reserved for Divyangs, a senior official said today.

09 Apr 2018

Indian Railways

You can book the entire Heritage Steam Voyage,and other trains!

If you are looking to tour the Mettupalayam-Coonoor region with a large group, maybe for a wedding, a formal get-together or just a pleasure trip, the Indian Railways offers a vintage option.

06 Apr 2018


Who delayed Mumbai trains? BJP workers, railway-officials blame each other

Several trains arrived late in Mumbai after BJP workers, being ferried in special services for the party's 38th Foundation Day rally at Bandra Kurla Complex, insisted on unscheduled halts en route, Western Railway (WR) officials said.

04 Apr 2018


Mumbai: 'Pay as you please' for free-urinals in suburban stations

The free urinals at the suburban railway stations in Mumbai will now have a drop-box at the exit where you can 'pay as you please' for the service.

28 Mar 2018


Mumbai iPhone users, download app, book local train tickets

iPhone owners of Mumbai, rejoice! You can now book tickets on your mobile to avail local trains of the city's suburban network.

08 Mar 2018


Mumbai's Central Railway training its personnel for medical emergencies

Medical emergencies on local trains are not rare events.

07 Mar 2018


Mumbai: On Women's Day, Matunga Rd station gets all-women staff

After Matunga station on the Central Line of the Mumbai suburban network, Matunga Road will become the next station to have an all-women team.

06 Mar 2018


Mumbai's first AC train goes lime, but only for ladies

Psychologists say color plays an important part in influencing our psyche. That's why restaurants have red walls, as red apparently increases hunger.